The Winterthur Library

The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera

Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum

5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE  19735

302-888-4600 or 800-448-3883

 

 

OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

 

Creator:         Magnus, Charles (1826-1900)

Title:               Collection

Dates:             ca.1850-1890

Call No.:         Col. 123         

Acc. No.:        [various – see detailed description]

Quantity:        6 boxes, 1 folder

Location:        18 H 1-2, 18 I 2, and map case 2, drawer 3

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT

 

Charles Magnus was a print publisher, map dealer, bookseller and stationer working in New York City from 1850 to 1899 who issued over a thousand different letter sheets, maps, song sheets, envelopes, and separate prints. His best known works were city views and Civil War related material. Much of his work was copied from other printmakers. He often altered or combined design elements from several sources, rarely crediting the original artist. Many of his works after 1865 were based on photographs, which he often altered, drawing in figures or re-drawing lines for clearer reproduction.

 

Magnus was born Julian Carl Magnus in Elberfeld, Germany, and emigrated with his family to New York City, arriving on August 28, 1848. He worked with his older brother Carl Emil, the publisher of the German language weekly Deutsche Schnellpost, in the early 1850s, learning the printing business.  He married Christina (or Christiana, maiden surname unknown), and they had three children, at least one of whom moved to Germany.

 

His early work includes pictorial letter sheets illustrated with city views or newsworthy events such as railroad and ship disasters.  The images were used repeatedly, with additions of new buildings, bridges, etc., drawn in to keep the picture current.  During the 1850s he also printed and published lithographed maps, often incorporating city views and decorations similar to those in the letter sheets.

 

During the Civil War, Magnus produced around 700 patriotic envelopes and over 300 illustrated song sheets.  He used images of allegorical figures, battle scenes, political cartoons, portraits and state emblems, frequently using the same images in different combinations.

 

After the war, he expanded his work to include prints, games, reward of merit cards, and advertising and custom printing.  Throughout his career, he relied on similar images and techniques.  He continued to use the lithographic process and hand coloring even after most printers had turned to photomechanical processes.

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

This collection consists of a variety of lithographed letter sheets, envelopes, song sheets, prints, cards with pictures of Confederate officers and government officials, an ABC book, a map of New York state, board games (printed on paper thinner than boards, however), and a 1858 circular advertising board games and playing cards available from Magnus & Co.  Most of the letter sheets and prints are views of cities, mainly places located in the northeastern part of the United States or the eastern half of Canada, including New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Niagara Falls.  Most of the envelopes and song sheets and some of the letter sheets have patriotic themes related to the Civil War.  These items are often decorated with state seals, eagles, soldiers, and images of George Washington.  Games include "New Game of Snake," "Comical Game of Pigs and Kittens," and "Running the Blockade," a Civil War game.  The collection also includes a few Reward of Merit cards and Valentine poems.  The ABC book is entitled Comic Picture Book and is illustrated with dogs and monkeys in costumes.  As well, the collection includes a 21st century jigsaw puzzle which reproduces one of Magnus’ prints.  Many of the illustrations are in color; a hand coloring process was used.

 

As well, the collection includes research notes gathered by E. Richard McKinstry for his book on Magnus, Charles Magnus, Lithographer: Illustrating America’s Past, 1850-1900  (Winterthur and Oak Knoll Press, 2013) and also notes gathered by Christie Jackson for a class paper on Magnus.  In the process of researching his book, McKinstry was also able to acquire a few Magnus family photographs and three letters written by Magnus family members in 1949. 

 

 

 

ORGANIZATION

           

The materials are arranged in 5 series, by type of material:

Series I: Lithographic prints;

Series II: Letter sheets;

Series III: Patriotic envelopes;

Series IV: Song sheets;

Series V: Other printed material;

Series VI: family papers and photographs; and

Series VII: Research notes on Charles Magnus.

 

The city views in Series I and II (lithographic prints and letter sheets) are arranged by state, and then alphabetically by city within each state. 

 

Series III, IV, and V are in accession number order.

 

 

LANGUAGE OF MATERIALS

 

The materials are mostly in English, with some in German and French.

 

 

RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS

 

Collection is open to the public.  Copyright restrictions may apply.

 

 

PROVENANCE

           

Purchased from various sources; see case file for details.

 

Accession 13x10: gift of E. Richard McKinstry.

 

 

ACCESS POINTS

 

People:

            Jackson, Christie D.

            McKinstry, E. Richard.

 

Topics:

Advertisements – Games.

Advertisements – Stationery.

Alphabet books.

Board games.

Cities and towns – Maps.

Cities and towns - Pictorial works.    

Jigsaw puzzles.

Lithography - Specimens.

Military hospitals - Pictorial works.

Minstrel shows.

Patriotic music.

Patriotism in art.

Printing - Specimens.

Playing cards.

Songs – United States.

Stationery – Specimens.

Valentines.

 

Alexandria (Va.) – Pictorial works.

Canada – Pictorial works.

Chicago (Ill.) - Pictorial works.

Cincinnati (Ohio) - Pictorial works.

Detroit (Mich.) - Pictorial works.

Louisville (Ky.) - Pictorial works.

New York (N.Y.) - Pictorial works.

New York (State) – Maps.

Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) - Pictorial works.

Ohio - Description and travel.

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Pictorial works.

South Carolina - Pictorial works.

Washington (D.C.) - Pictorial works.

United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Art and the war.

United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Maps.

United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Songs and music.

Confederate States of America.

 

Envelopes (Stationery).

Games.

Maps.

Rewards of merit.

Publishers.


DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

 

Location: 18 H 1-2, 18 I 2 and map case 2, drawer 3

 

 

Series I: Lithographic Prints

 

Box 2:

 

Lithographic prints are arranged first by Canadian views, followed by Niagara Falls, then alphabetically by state, with cities arranged alphabetically within each state.  Prints which are not city views are found at the end of this group.  Some of the city views were also used on letter sheets.

 

 

Folder: Canada:

 

Canada East:

99x32.6           Montreal, C.E.”

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

99x32.4           Canada East: Quebec’”

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

Canada West:

 

79x258.1         Canada West: Chaudiere Falls

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

99x32.2           Canada West: Hamilton

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

99x32.5           Canada West: Kingston, Lake Ontario

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

99x32.8           Canada West: London

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

99x32.9           Canada West: Ottawa City

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

[note: a black and white version of this print is in the Edwin Whitefield papers, Col. 102, as he is supposed to be the artist of this view; another copy of this view is in this collection, acc. 91x82..3, on stationery];

 

99x32.1           Canada West: Prescott from Ogdensburgh Harbour

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

[for black and white version, see 95x57.1]

 

99x32.3           Canada West: Toronto

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

[black and white view found with letter sheets],

                       

Nova Scotia

 

99x32.7           Nova Scotia: Halifax” (color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

                         

 

Folder: Niagara Falls

                       

99x32.10         Niagara Falls, Canadian Side”

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

            [note: acc. 77x610 is a black and white version on a letter sheet]     

 

11x32.9           “New York & Canada West. Niagara Falls, from a photograph”

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

Folder: California

 

95x57.3           “Panorama of San Francisco

[Looking northeast.]  (black and white)

 

Folder: Illinois

 

09x116.2         Chicago

                                    Color print; in the foreground is Lake Michigan, with a number of ships on the lake and on the river; churches, houses, and other buildings fill the rest of the space.

Folder: Louisiana

 

            11x32.11         Louisiana. New Orleans.”

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

Folder: Maine

 

            11x32.10         Maine: Bangor

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

09x35              Portland, Me.

Color print; in the foreground people walk along a beach, with a boat being built.  In the middle ground is a waterway filled with boats and ships.  In the background is a view of the city of Portland, with a number of steeples piercing the sky.

 

Folder: Maryland

 

79x258 .2        Maryland: Baltimore

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

 

95x57.4           Maryland: Baltimore” [same as 79x258.2]

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

95x57.5           Maryland: Lunatic Asylum at Spring Grove, Baltimore Co.” 

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

Folder: Massachusetts

 

79x258.3         Boston

                        2 prints mounted on same paper, one a bird-eye’s view of Boston Common, city, and harbor; the other is dominated by Boston Common in foreground, with distant view of harbor

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

 

Folder: Michigan

 

09x116.1         Detroit

                                    Color print; to the right are boat docks and railroad tracks, with a view of the rail yard, to the left and in the background are houses and churches.

 

Folder: New Jersey

 

            11x32.4           “Map of the City of Newark,” circa 1853 (map lists population in 1853 as 48,000)

                                    Street map, with different wards in color, surrounded by ornamental gold border

 

Folder: New York

 

79x258  .4       Albany, N.Y.”

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

68x34                          Brooklyn City Hall 

(color print with decorative border. Mounted on off-whtie paper)

(see also letter sheets bearing this same image)

 

79x258  .5       Buffalo, N.Y. 

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

09x48.3           “Birds Eye View of the City and County of New-York With Environs”  

                        Black and blue, with decorative gold and white border

[for color version, see 68x122.1]

 

68x122            .1         “Birds Eye View of the City of New York with Environs”

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

                        [see also 09x48.3]

 

68x122.2         New York, Brooklyn & Williamsburgh” 

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

            11x32.8           New York, N.Y.

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

                                    [print focuses on boats on rivers]

 

79x258  .6       New York: Saratoga,” showing “Congress Spring,” “Head waters of Lake George,” “Saratoga,” and “Saratoga Lake

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

79x258  .7       New York: Syracuse

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

                        [black and white copy is also found in letter sheets];

 

79x258.8         Troy, N.Y. [a different view is seen in 11x32.6]

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

11x32.6           Troy, N.Y.” [a different view from that in 79x258.8]

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

 

 

Folder: Pennsylvania

 

79x258.9         Philadelphia

                        Girard College in foreground, Eastern State Penitentiary in middle ground;

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

[for black and white version on letter sheet, see 77x505; for color letter sheet version see91x82.5]

 

            11x32.1           Pittsburgh

                                    (black and white print)

 

Folder: Rhode Island

 

79x258  .10     Rhode Island: Providence 

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

Folder: Virginia

 

02x168                        Virginia: Lunatic Asylum, at Staunton

                                    (color print mounted on faded black paper, with gold border)

 

 

Folder: Washington, District of Columbia (folder 1 of 3)

 

67x144            “Panorama of Washington”: multiple colored vignettes of Washington, D.C. and portrait of George Washington

                                    [fragile, in several pieces; use 71x20.1]

 

 

Folder: Washington, District of Columbia (folder 2 of 3)

 

71x20.1-.2       “Panorama of Washington,” with matching pictorial envelope 

(same as 67x144, although that does not have envelope; the envelope is addressed to Miss Mary Cunningham, Burlington City, N.J.)

 

 

Folder: Washington, District of Columbia (folder 3 of 3)

 

71x17                          Rose of Washington: vignettes of Washington D.C. on both sides of paper, which folds into triangle.  Colored roses on outside when folded

 

11x32.5           Washington, D.C.

                        Washington Monument [as planned, not as built] in foreground

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

11x32.13         District of Columbia. Lunatic Asylum, Washington

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

11x32.12         District of Columbia.  U.S. Arsenal, Washington

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

11x32.14         District of Columbia.  View from the Military Asylum, Washington.”

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

 

 

Folder: Miscellaneous prints (not city views)

 

09x16              “The Presidents of Our Great Republic,” ca.1861

Black and white.

In the middle is a view of the White House, surrounded by portraits of the presidents, with A. Lincoln in the middle of the bottom row. 

[see also 04x69.8, 04x69.13, and 04x117.1, all earlier, with Franklin Pierce in the center.  Most of portraits of the presidents on 09x16 are from these earlier prints.]

 

            11x32.7           “The Great Railway Suspension Bridge, being the connecting link in the American chain of railways from the Atlantic & the Mississippi.”

                                    With details about the bridge, which was built under the supervision of the engineer J. A. Roebling.  This appears to be the suspension bridge built downstream from Niagara Falls (seen in the background of the picture); the bridge opened in 1855, and carried railroad traffic on upper deck and carriages and pedestrians on lower deck.

(color print mounted on black paper, with gold border)

 

 


 

Series II: Letter Sheets (city views, maps, patriotic themes, etc.):

 

Letter sheets are arranged first by Canadian views, followed by Niagara Falls, then alphabetically by state, with cities arranged alphabetically within each state.  Some of the city views were also used as lithographic prints.

 

Miscellaneous prints which are not city views are found at the end of this group.   These are divided into Miscellaneous, Civil War themes, Declaration of Independence, German language stationery, Presidents of the U.S.

 

A number of the song sheets in Series IV are printed on one side of lined paper, suggesting that the song sheets could have been used for stationery (for this use, see acc. 13x101).  Accessions 10x75 and 10x105.1 are songs on pieces of folded stationery, however.

 

 

Box 2:

 

Folder: Canada:

 

94x27.3           Hamilton, C.W.”

black & white on folded paper;

 

99x73.2           “Hamilton, Canada West”  [different view from 94x27.3]

black and white on thin folded paper

 

94x27.4           Halifax

black & white on folded sheet

 

94x27.5           Kingston, Lake Ontario (Ontario See [sic])”

black & white on folded sheet

 

04x69.15         Victoria Bridge, Montreal,” two views

black and white, on folded paper

 

04x69.16         French Parish Church, Notre Dame, Montreal

black and white, on folded paper

 

91x82.3           Ottawa City Canada West”

color on plain folded paper

 

            95x57.1           Prescott From Ogdensburgh Harbour” 

Black and white on folded paper

                                    [for another copy see 99x73.1; for colored version see 99x32.1]

 

            99x73.1           Prescott from Ogdensburgh Harbour”

black and white on plain folded paper

 

04x69.9           Toronto, Canada West”

black and white (.10 in color), on folded paper

 [another color version with lithographic prints]

 

04x69.10         Toronto, Canada West,”

in color (.9 in black and white), on folded paper

[another color version with lithographic prints]

 

 

Folder: Niagara Falls:

 

77x609            four views of Niagara Falls: two views of the suspension bridge (one an interior view), the Horse Shoe Falls (with a lighthouse), and the American Falls (in winter); the latter two being views from Goat Island

black & white on plain folded notepaper, mounted to sheet of paper, on other side of which is found 77x610

 

77x610            Niagara Falls, Canadian Side”

black & white on plain folded notepaper, mounted to sheet of paper, on other side of which is found 77x609

                        [for a colored version of this print see 99x32.10]

 

09x116.3         Letter sheet with 6 vignettes, mostly of Niagara Falls, enclosed within a decorative border which includes a beaver.  The vignettes are labeled “Niagara Falls, American Side,” “Chaudiere Falls, Ottawa,” “Niagara Falls, Canadian Side,” “Suspension Bridge, Niagara,” “Niagara Falls from photograph,” and “Terrapin Tower, Horseshoe Falls.”

                        Black and white, on folded paper

 

 

Folder: Kentucky:

 

68x102            .1         Louisville, Ky.

black & white on plain folded notepaper [same as 73x225];

 

73x225            Louisville, Ky.       

black & white on plain folded notepaper [same as 68x102.1]

 

 

Folder: Louisiana:

 

04x161                        “Great Naval Engagement off Fort Jackson,” depicting the attack on Fort Jackson, on the Mississippi River below New Orleans, by Admiral David Farragut, April 1862. 

Black and white print on lined paper.

 

This letter sheet was used by Lorenzo Banks(?) of Huntsburgh, [no state, probably Ohio], to write to Truman Clark, August 16, 1863.  Banks writes about the corn and hay crops, cows, and feed for the upcoming winter.  Banks also needs to know if Clark wants him on the farm for the next year.

 

98x46              New Orleans

black and white view showing many ships (mostly sailing ships, some steamboats) on the Mississippi River.

 

 

Folder: Missouri

 

 

04x83.4           2 vignettes: view of St. Louis, and the bust of Liberty in an oval over a motto for Bullion State soldiers

in color, small single sheet, lined

 

08x127                        St. Louis

                        Black and white print showing the river bank lined with docked steamboats, more steamboats sailing on the river, and the city beyond the river, plain folded paper

 

 

Folder: New Jersey

 

96x75                          “Birds Eye View of Egg Harbor City, N.J. 

dated 1866; color engraving, on lined folded paper

 

01x142            .3         “Map of the City of Newark, pop. 1853 48,000” with the heading “Newark 185-“ engraved beneath the map;

map shows districts in different colors, on folded paper



Folder: New York

 

91x82.2           “Bowling Green”

color on plain paper

[see also 09x48.4]

 

94x70.2           “Map of the City of Albany.”

street map, with districts in different colors

 

04x69.1           Brooklyn City Hall,” within decorative border

in color, but otherwise same view as 04x69.2, on folded paper

[see also lithographic prints for same image]

 

04x69.2           Brooklyn City Hall,” within decorative border

in black and white but otherwise same view on 04x69.1, on folded paper

 

04x69.3           “Map of the city of Buffalo,”

with districts in different colors, on folded paper

 

04x83.8           “City of New York

in color, on large folded sheet

[note: not marked as being published by Magnus; similar to, but not the same as, 68x122.2]

 

01x142            .2         “The Merchants Exchange, N. York

colored engraving on plain folded paper

 

09x48.4           “Broadway, Bowling Green, Battery,” also noting the Produce Exchange; from series: 150 Views of New York and Environs; published by Magnus, engraved by Moss Eng. Co. of New York.   [see also 91x82.2]

Black and white print on lined paper.

                       

09x48.5           Grand Street and East Broadway Junction, to Williamsburgh Ferry,”

from series 100 Views of New York and Environs. 

Shows Goodyear’s store, where rubber goods were sold; other businesses, a park; people strolling; and horse-drawn street cars. 

Color print on lined paper.

 

09x48.6           “Central Park Scenery.” with printed heading: New York, 18--” 

16 colored vignettes, on unlined paper.

 

09x48.7           two images: “View of the Great Washington Bridge (as seen from High Bridge),” followed by text about the bridge, and “High Bridge.”  

From series 150 Views of New York and Environs. 

Black and white prints on lined paper, ca.1889.

 

09x79.2             “Up Town View – Fifth Avenue from Forty-Second Street, Five Miles North to High Bridge,”

partial letter sheet, from the series 56 Views of New York and Environs. 

In color, on lined paper. 

The sheet was apparently used for a letter, but the bottom part has been removed.

 

91x82.6           Rochester

black & white on plain folded  paper, "exec by G.G. Lange Darmstadt, published by Charles Magnus, N.Y.”

 

04x69.5           Syracuse, N.Y.,”

engraved by Capewell & Kimmel, 208 Broadway, N.Y.,

in black and white, on folded paper

            [colored version found with lithographic prints]

 

11x32.3           view of “Troy, N.Y.,” no. 1

in black and white, on folded paper

 

04x69.11         Troy, N.Y.,” no. 1

in black and white, on folded paper

 

04x69.12         Troy, N.Y.,” no. 2

in black and white, on folded papers

 

94x27.2           Troy, N.Y.,” no. 3 

black & white on folded sheet

 

 

Folder: Ohio:

 

68x102            .2         “Birds-eye View of Cincinnati.”

                                    Black and white, on plain folded paper

                                    [same as 80x143 and 91x82.4, except those are in color]

 

80x143            “Birds-eye View of Cincinnati.”

color on plain folder notepaper

 

91x82.4           “Birds-eye View of Cincinnati.”

color on plain folded paper                

 

82x244            Cincinnati” [and] a steamboat, under which is printed a motto for “Buckeye State Patriots”;

color vignettes on small lined sheet

 

82x245            “Fortifications on Price's Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio,”

color picture; cannons in foreground, steamboats on river in middle ground, and city in background; small plain sheet

 

91x82.1           Cleveland.”

"exec by G.G. Lange Darmstadt, published by Charles Magnus, N.Y."

black & white on plain folded notepaper;

 

68x102            .3         Toledo, O.”

 black & white on plain folded  notepaper

 

 

Folder: Pennsylvania

 

77x504            Harrisburg, Pa. (Bridgeport),” no. 1

color on plain folded notepaper

 

04x69.4           Harrisburg, Pa.,” no. 2

with river in foreground, state capitol dominating skyline,

in color, on plain folded paper

 

77x506            “Birds Eye View of the City of Philadelphia with Environs,”

marked "Engd by J. Serz. Phila, published by Charles Magnus & Cie, 12 Frankfort St., N. York";

subtitle in German;

Schuylkill River in foreground, Delaware River in background;

black & white on plain notepaper

 

77x505            Philadelphia,”

marked "exec by G.G. Lange Darmstadt, published by Charles Magnus, N.Y."

the view features Girard College in the foreground, with Eastern State Penitentiary just beyond it [for color versions see 79x258.9 and 91x82.5]

black & white on plain notepaper;

 

91x82.5           Philadelphia,”

                        With Girard College in foreground, as above

In color, on lined paper

 

 

Folder: South Carolina

 

77x104                        Charleston, S.C.

4 views (1 large, 3 small) of Charleston and environs, with identifications of small vignettes penciled in: Ashley River, Eastern Railroad, and Fort Sumter – actually a view of Charleston from the fort; the large view looks over the harbor towards the Battery

black and white on plain notepaper

 

            13x10.14         “Charleston, S.C.”

                                    A color copy of acc. 77x104, with a note that it was made by herman A. Schindler in 1937 from Magnus’ original plate.  [see letters of Elsa Amberg to Raymond Marsh]

                         

 

Folder: Virginia

 

73x224            Norfolk, Portsmouth, Va.,”

black & white on plain notepaper

 

91x82.7           Norfolk, Portsmouth, Va.

[same as 73x224]

black and white on plain paper

 

 

Folder: Washington, District of Columbia

 

77x514            Washington, D.C.

view of Washington Monument as designed, not as built;

black & white on plain paper, single sheet

 

04x69.6           “View of Washington City

with U.S. Capitol in foreground,

in black and white, on folded paper, with faint lines on all but first page; paper blind embossed with London [illegible] and a coat of arms. 

[for colored version of this view see 01x142.1]

 

 

82x243            “View of Washington City” [and] “Military Map of Maryland & Virginia,”

2 prints: city view with U. S. Capitol in foreground on top of page, and map of Virginia [which still includes what is now West Virginia] and Maryland (and parts of other states) at bottom of page;

city view in black & white, map in color, on plain folded notepaper

 

 

01x142            .1         [“View of Washington City”] and “Topographical map of Virginia between Washington and Manassas Junction.”

The city view features the U.S. Capitol in the foreground, The map indicates site of the 1861 Battle of Bull Run; the map is noted as being from “Guide to Mount Vernon by the Road Maker.” 

Both map and city view are in color.  [for black and white version of city view, see 04x69.6 and 82x243]

 

04x117            .2         U.S. Arsenal, Washington,”

in addition to the building itself, the picture shows rows of cannon and stacks of cannon balls off to one side;

in color on plain folded paper;

 

04x83.6           U.S. Capitol, Washington, no. 2A,”

View focuses on the dome of the building, with city in the background,

in color, small single sheet

 

97x38              U.S. Patent Office, Washington,”

colored engraving on plain folded paper.

 

 

Folder: Wisconsin

 

94x27.1           Milwaukee,”

“exec by G. G. Lange, Darmstadt, published by Charles Magnus, N.Y.”

black & white on plain paper;

 

 

 

Folder: Miscellaneous:

 

77x608            “United-States Firemen,”

Firemen with their fire engine in front of their firehouse and other buildings; the firehouse is labeled Eagle Hose Co. no. 2, organized Oct. 1831;

black & white on plain notepaper

                                    [for colored version, see 04x69.7]

 

04x69.7           “United-States [sic] Firemen,”

same picture as 77x608, but in color, on folded plain paper

 

04x69.27         The Great Eastern,

view of this steam ship, including views of a two sailing ships (a line of battle ship and a frigate),

black and white on single sheet of small paper

 

04x83.7           a man standing on a stage with mountain scenery in the background and columns on the sides,

in black and white, on single sheet

[a color version of this appears on the song sheet 78x110.2]

 

 

 

Folder: Miscellaneous: Civil War themes

 

04x69.17         patriotic letter sheet, Union soldier dying in battle, supported by angel, while wife at home prays,

in color, small single sheet [see also 11x19.3, song sheet with same design]

 

04x69.18         patriotic letter sheet, Union soldiers marching into battle,

in color, small single sheet

 

04x69.19         patriotic letter sheet, Union soldiers in battle,

in color, small single sheet

 

04x69.20         patriotic letter sheet, “Camp scene from photograph”: Union soldiers in front of a tent labeled “Refreshments,”

 in color, small single sheet

            [some of the figures also appear in .21; most of this scene also appears on .29, but that is black and white]

 

04x69.21         patriotic letter sheet, “Camp scene from photograph”: Union soldiers, some in front of a tent, others to one side,

in color, small single sheet

[includes some of the same figures as in .20]

 

04x69.22         patriotic letter sheet, “Camp scene from photograph”: Union soldiers grouped around a stack of rifles,

in color, small single sheet

            [one figure also appears in .23]

 

04x69.23         patriotic letter sheet, “Camp scene from photograph”: Union soldiers, some of whom are in front of a tent,

in color, small single sheet

            [the tent also appears in .20 and .21; one figure also appears in .22]

 

04x69.24         patriotic letter sheet, “Armory Hospital 2,”

in color, on small folded paper, inside pages are lined

 

04x69.25         patriotic letter sheet, “Columbia College & Carver Barracks Hospitals, 2,”

in color, on small folded paper, inside pages are lined

 

04x69.28         patriotic letter sheet, soldier in front of a campfire looking at photos of wife and children,

in color, on small single sheet

 

04x69.29         patriotic letter sheet, camp scene of soldiers in and near a tent labeled “Refreshments,”

in black and white, on small single sheet, lined on back, blind embossed in lower corner

            [most of these figures also appear on .20]

 

04x69.30         patriotic letter sheet, soldiers in Zoave uniforms marching behind officer on horseback,

in black and white, on small single sheet, lined on back page, blind embossed  in lower corner

 

 

04x83.1           patriotic letter sheet, portrait of Major General Sheridan, flanked by flags,

in color, on small single sheet, lined on back

 

04x83.2           patriotic letter sheet, portrait of Gideon Welles in oval frame,

in color, on small single sheet, lined on back

 

04x83.3           patriotic letter sheet, figure of Liberty holding an American flag bearing the motto “The Union Now and Forever,” with the seal of Connecticut,

in color, small folded paper, lined on inside and back

 

04x83.5           patriotic letter sheet, officers on horseback with soldiers in background,

in color, small folded sheet, lined on inside and back

 

 

 

Folder: Miscellaneous: Declaration of Independence

 

77x503            “Declaration of Independence, July 4th 1776.”

illustration from Trumbull painting; marked "sold by Charles Magnus 12 Frankfort Street, New York, I.W. Baumann sculpt. Munchen" 

black & white on plain folded notepaper

[for another copy, see 01x142.4]

 

01x142            .4         “Declaration of Independence, July 4th 1776.”

illustration from Trumbull painting; marked "sold by Charles Magnus 12 Frankfort Street, New York, I.W. Baumann sculpt. Munchen" 

black & white on plain folded notepaper

                        [for another copy, see 77x503]

                                   

04x69.14         “Declaration of Independence,”

with text of the document and the names of the signers surrounded by roundels representing the thirteen colonies,

in color, on folded plain paper

 

 

Folder: Miscellaneous: German language stationery

 

94x70.1           “Schutzenhalle, Festhalle und Gabentempel des Dritten Amerikanischen Bundes-Schiessens.”

views of cottage, stadium-like building, and long narrow covered shooting gallery

black & white, on folded, partially lined, paper

                       

04x83.9           “Deutsche Friedensfeste in Americka, 187-,”

scenes from a parade,

black and white, on large folded partially lined sheet

[not marked as being published by Magnus; for a German letter sheet done by Magnus, see 94x70.1]

 

11x32.2           “Bankettsaal und Gabentempel des Dritten Amerikanischen Bundes-Schiessens.  New York, 27 Juni bis 6 Juli”

views of cottage and of stadium-like building

black & white, on folded, partially lined, paper

 

 

Folder: Miscellaneous: Presidents of the United States

 

04x69.8           “The Presidents of Our Great Republic,”

 with Franklin Pierce in the center,

in color, on folded paper

            [see also 04x69.13, below; these are very similar to 04x117.1, but the portraits of Pierce differ slightly; see also 09x16]

 

04x69.13         “The Presidents of Our Great Republic,”

with Franklin Pierce in the middle, but a different portrait from that in 04x69.8;

black and white, on single sheet of paper;

[see 04x117.1 for colored version; 04x69.8 is a slightly different version; see also 09x16]

 

04x117            .1         “The Presidents of Our Great Republic,”

with Franklin Pierce in the center,

in color, on folded paper

            [a black and white version of this is 04x69.13; this is very similar to 04x69.8, but the portraits of Pierce differ slightly; see also 09x16]

 

 

14x28              “The Presidents of Our Great Republic,”

with George Washington in the center (no Abraham Lincoln),

black and white, on folded paper.

Letter written in Hungarian, from Karoly [no surname] to his sister, dated New York, Maijus [May] 18, 1862.  Is sending two songs, “Our national union march” and “national songs of America.”   [rough translation of the letter is filed with the original]

 


 

 

Series III: Patriotic Envelopes:

 

Box 3:

 

71x15.1-.6       set of state seals of six Confederate states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina) with devil figure above seals and vignette of angel with United States flag (all colored)

 

 

71x16.1-10      .1-.8     a Union general (each one different, none of them identified, but including Maj. Gen. Wool and Benjamin Butler) above a group of soldiers, to the right is a map of the eastern part of the United States (leaving next-to-no room for writing an address);

 

.9         Maj. Gen. Wool and map of Missouri and Illinois;

 

.10       eagle on shield above a group of soldiers (same group as appeared on the envelopes with the generals)

 

(all printed in purple)

 

 

71x21              .2         envelope with eagle (colored);

.25       allegorical figure of the U.S. Constitution (printed in purple);

.28       allegorical figure with flag and seal of Delaware (printed in purple);

.29       allegorical figure with grain, and Smithsonian Institute (printed in purple);

.30       allegorical figure with shield, and the White House (printed in purple);

.32       Male Indian, with U.S. flag, and seal of Indiana (printed in purple). [see also 95x81.4]

.33       allegorical figure leaning on an anchor, with U.S. flag and ship in background; and seal of West Virginia (printed in purple)

 

 

71x22              .325     Maj. Genl. George B. McClellan, with his horse (printed in purple)

                        .326     unknown officer, with an artilleryman (printed in purple)

                        .327     unknown officer, with an artilleryman (printed in purple)

                        .328     unknown officer, with soldiers (printed in purple)    

                        .329     allegorical figure, with the U.S. Patent Office (printed in purple)

                        .330     allegorical figure with an eagle and U.S. flag (printed in color)

                        .331     allegorical figure with U.S. flag, and vignette of 2 men, representing Kentucky (printed in purple)

                        .332     allegorical figure of the sea (printed in purple)

                        .333     allegorical figure with U.S. flag, and seal of Maine (printed in purple)

                        .334     allegorical figure with U.S. flag and seal of Kansas (printed in purple)

                        .335     Mount Vernon, Tomb of Washington, and U.S. Capitol (printed in purple)

                        .336     allegorical figure at Ellsworth Memorial (printed in color)

                        .337     allegorical figure with U.S. flag and seal of Maryland (printed in purple)

                        .338     allegorical figure, with U.S. General Post Office (printed in purple)

                        .339     allegorical figure, with Smithsonian Institute (printed in purple)

                        .340     allegorical figure with grain, and Smithsonian Institute (printed in purple)

                        .341     a church and a public building displaying the U.S. flag (printed in purple)

                        .342     allegorical figure, with U.S. General Post Office (printed in purple) (different figure from .338)

                        .343     allegorical figure, with Treasury building (printed in purple)

                        .344     allegorical figure, with U.S. General Post Office (printed in purple) (different figure from .338 and .342)

 

 

71x66.22         envelope front with seal of South Carolina, devil, and angel with American flag (colored; same as 71x15.5)

 

 

73x218            Vignettes, mostly relating to George Washington: Mount Vernon, Tomb of Washington, Washington Monument (as designed, not as built); also Georgetown College, and three women; color added

 

 

81x290                        .1         view of Boston, with an allegorical female figure, and a motto for Bay State Soldiers (printed in green)

 

.2         view of New York City, with an eagle on a shield, and a motto for Empire State Patriots (printed in purple)

 

.3         view of New York City, with a train, and a motto for Empire State Soldiers (printed in purple)

 

.4         view of Philadelphia, with a sailor and an artilleryman, and a motto for Key Stone State Soldiers (printed in purple)

 

.5         a view of Rochester, N.Y., with an allegorical female figure and a motto for Empire State Soldiers (printed in purple)

 

.6         view of San Francisco, with an Indian family in a canoe, and a motto for Golden State Soldiers (printed in purple)

 

.7         view of the U.S. Capitol (printed in purple)

 

.8         view of the U.S. Capitol, with a picture of George Washington (printed in green)

 

.9         view of the U.S. Capitol, with an allegorical female figure (printed in purple)

 

.10       view of the U.S. Capitol, with an eagle holding a shield flying over the statue of Freedom that is on top of the Capitol (printed in purple)

 

.11       view of the U.S. House of Representatives in session, with a picture of George Washington crossing the Delaware (printed in purple)

 

.12       view of the U.S. Senate in session, with a picture of the signing of the Declaration of Independence (printed in purple)

 

 

84x70                          envelope with birds eye view of Philadelphia and scene titled "good news from the my soldier boy"; printed in purple

 

94x054            envelope, the entire front of which depicts a bird’s eye view of Washington, D.C., captioned “U.S. Capitol, no. 1a” (although the Capitol is not in the picture) (colored)

 

95x57.2           Purple envelope with eagle seal, printed with “U.S. Armies operating against Richmond, Va.,” includes space for the soldier to record his company, regiment, brigade, division, and other information, copyrighted 1865

 

01x45              Envelope, the entire front of which depicts a “Bird’s Eye View of Alexandria, Va., No. 1 C.,” showing waterfront, Pioneer Mills, and train (colored)

 

09x48.1           Envelope, entire front of which depicts two ships, and men disembarking from a row boat onto one of the ships (black and white)

 

10x106.1         Envelope, entire front of which depicts “La Fayette Barracks, Baltimore, Md. 1,” showing barracks and men lined up along parade ground (colored)

 

11x26              envelope intended for use by State of Maine volunteers, with spaces for regiment, camp, and company; decorated by the state seal of Maine printed in color

 

12x18              envelope, entire front of which depicts the figure of Columbia standing on the world, holding an American flag in one hand, a shield in the other, with an eagle at her feet, and a globe off to one side; Columbia is an allegorical figure for the “Genius of America” (black and white)

 

12x26.1-.31                 set of envelopes, “Secesh Chain,” no. 1-30, printed in metallic or black ink on cream colored paper; one is printed in color; all marked Chas. Magnus, 12 Frankfort St., N.Y.

                        The subjects depicted (in numerical order) are Jefferson Davis (no. 1), Alexander H. Stephens (2), Rob. Toombs (3), P. G. T. Beauregard (4), R. E. Lee (5), A. S. Johnston (6), Sterling Price (7), John B. Magruder (8), Judah B. Benjamin (9), Gus. Smith (10), L. Polk (11), R. S. Garnett (12), Edw. Price (13), Stonewall Jackson (14; however, the picture is not of him), John Morgan (15), Benj. McCullough (16), G. J. Pillow (17), Benj. Huger (18; two copies, one in color, one in metallic ink), Braxton Bragg (19), Joe E. Johnston (20), John B. Floyd (21), Brig. Gen. Hardee (22), Gen. Parsons (23), Gen. Buckner (24), Lieut. Maury (25), Maj. Gen. Simmons (26), John C. Breckenridge (27), M. L. Bonham (28), A. P. Hill (29), and Comm. Hollins (30.)


 

Series IV: Song Sheets:

 

Box 3:

 

 

73x208            "How are you Green-backs?"

song text with colored picture of printing press and portrait (unidentified); “music to this song to be had of Wm. A. Pond & Co.”; on lined notepaper

 

73x209             "Flash Every Sabre Bright," by Robert Johnson,

song text with colored view of Richmond, copyrighted 1864; on lined notepaper

 

73x210            "Welcome, Mother,"

song text with colored picture of "President's House Washington, D.C."; on lined notepaper

 

73x211            "Columbia, the Home of the World,"

song text with colored picture of U.S. Capitol; on lined notepaper

 

77x450            "Jeff Davis,"

song text with colored portraits of Gen. John C. Breckenridge and Jefferson Davis and map of Confederacy with devil; on lined notepaper

 

77x452            "Oh Jeff! Oh Jeff! How Are You Now?"

comic song and chorus by Henry Schroeder, music published by Firth, Son & Co., song text with colored picture of Jefferson Davis in woman's clothes being captured by soldiers; on lined notepaper

 

78x110                        .1         "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! The Prisoner's Hope"

song text with colored view of Belle Isle, Richmond Va., “The music of this song can be obtained at the well known Music-Store of Frederick Blume”; 

 

.2         "Her Bright Smiles Haunt Me Still" and “Thy Voice Hath a Charm,”

song texts with colored picture of man with columns and mountainous landscape in background [a black and white version is used on the letter sheet 04x83.7; the mountain scenery also appears in 82x242]

 

Both on lined notepaper.

 

82x242            "Six Military and Patriotic Illustrated Songs.  Elaborately Colored.  In a Novel Form. Series No. 1”;

song texts with colored illustrations in pamphlet form; advertisement for other Magnus material on back page (songs, maps, war scenes, views of hospitals and camps, playing cards, letter sheets, rewards of merit cards, etc.).

                        The songs are as follows:

“The Union Marseillaise” (with picture of bombardment of Ft. Sumter),

“A Yankee Man-of-War” (with picture of sailing ships),

“The Army of Liberty” (with picture of George Washington superimposed on map of U.S.),

“The Flag of Our Union” (with picture of soldiers, one of whom carries a flag),

“Volunteer’s Song” (with picture of soldiers marching), and

“Rally Around the Flag Boys” (with picture of an actress carrying a flag, with mountain scenery in background).

 

95x81              .1         "The Peanut Stand"

song text “as sung by L. Simmons, Ethiopian comedian.  Air – ‘Joe Bowers’”;

with picture of vagrant man on a stage, with landscape in background. 

Dated added: 1861.  On lined paper.

 

.2         "When This Cruel War is Over"

song text with picture of woman holding flowers and landscape in background.  (Same background as 95x81.1), on card stock

 

.3         "Nellie of the North"

song text “by John Ross Dix. Air: Annie of the Vale,” with picture of woman holding flowers and a sign reading "Map and Song Portfolio."  Landscape background. On lined paper.

 

.4         "A Hundred Years Hence"

song text “written and sung by Tony Pastor, with great applause at the American Theatre,”

with picture of an Indian holding a Union flag and also picture of the seal of Indiana.  On lined paper.  [see also 71x21.32]

 

.5         "A Yankee Man-Of-War."

song text with colored picture of battle ships in a harbor. On lined paper. [this also appears in booklet, 82x242]

 

95x106                        .1         "The Tired Soldier,"

song text with colored view of Richmond, on lined paper;

date added: 1863.

 

.2         Camp Gals,"

song text with same view of Richmond as above, on lined paper;

date added: 1864.

 

.3         "Willie'll Roam No Moer [sic], Reply to Willie We Have Missed You"

song text, with that same view of Richmond as above; on lined paper;

date added: 1864.

 

.4         "Mother, Dear, I'm Thinking of You,"

 with same view of Richmond, “copied by permission of Oliver Ditson & Co., … Boston, owners of the copy-right”; on lined paper.

 

.5         "Willie has Gone to the War," song text, with colored bird’s-eye view of Columbia College and Carver Barracks Hospitals, 2 [see also 04x69.25].

 

.6         "Old Folks at Home,"

song text with colored picture of two African American men, one of whom is in 18th century dress.  Both are reading.

Date added: 1861

            [This is the Stephen Foster song also known as “Swanee River”]

 

 

98x45              “Mother Would Comfort Me,”

song text with colored view of Union Fort on the Petersburg-Weldon Railroad.  The back of the sheet is lined.  “The music for the song may be obtained at … Sawyer & Thompson, … Brooklyn.”  “Ten illustrated songs on notepaper mailed to any address on receipt of 50 cents.”

 

04x69.26         “General Logan, and the Fifteenth Army Corps,”

by Capt. R. W. Burt, 76th Ohio V. V. I., tune – “The Kingdom am a Comin”

 

                        song celebrating the exploits of the 15th Army Corps, which fought in Mississippi, at Chattanooga, Atlanta, took part in Sherman’s “March to the Sea,” and fought in South and North Carolina, the poem was written in April 1865, but before Lee had surrendered

                        printed in blue, with decorative border

 

07x121                        .1         “Yankee Volunteer,”

song text with view of “Camp Chesebrough, Baltimore, Md. (3)”

 

                        .2         “Yankee Volunteer,”

song text; view has labeled the following buildings: Chesapeake Hospital, Mill Creek Hospital, Hon. Mr. Segars hq., “between Fortress Monroe & Hampton, Va., 1”

 

                        .3         “Yankee Volunteer,”

song sheet with view of “Camp of the 5th Pen. Cavalry, near Williamsburg, Va.

 

                        .4         “Yankee Volunteer,”

song sheet with view of “Belger Barracks, Baltimore, Md. (1)”

 

                        .5         “Yankee Volunteer,”

song sheet with view of  Camp Chesebrough, Baltimore, Md. (2)”

 

                        .6         “Yankee Volunteer,”

song sheet with view of Chesapeake Hospital 1 and McClellan Hospital, “between Fortress Monroe & Hampton, Va. 2”

 

                        .7         “Yankee Volunteer,”

song sheet with view of “Camp Chesebrough, Baltimore, Md. (1)”

 

                        .8         “Yankee Volunteer,”

song sheet with view of “Belger Barracks, Baltimore, Md. (3)”

 

                        .9         “Unfurl the Glorious Banner,”

Song sheet with colored illustrations, one of a soldier and sailor standing under U.S. flag with the motto “The Union Now and Forever”; the other a seal or coat of arms for Massachusetts; back of sheet is lined

 

                        .10       “How Sheridan Whipped Longstreet,” October 19, 1864, air: Jeannette and Jeannot, by John Ross Dix;

Song sheet with colored illustrations: Indian standing under U.S. flag with motto “For the Union,” and the other a seal for Indiana

 

                        .11       “Traitor, Spare that Flag,” by the Rev. J. P. Lundy, air: “Woodman Spare that Tree,”

Song sheet with colored illustrations: Indian and woman under a U.S. flag with motto “The Union Now and Forever,” and a rural scene with motto “Freedom and Unity”; back of sheet is lined

 

                        .12       “Traitor, Spare that Flag,” by the Rev. J. P. Lundy, air: “Woodman Spare that Tree,”

Song sheet with colored illustrations: sailor and woman under a U.S. flag with motto “The Union Forever,” and seal of New York; back of sheet is lined

 

                        .13       “The Flag of Our Union,”

Song sheet with colored illustrations: woman standing under U.S. flag with motto “For the Union,” and seal of Delaware; back of sheet is lined

 

                        .14       “Hail Columbia” and “America,”

Song sheet with colored illustrations: two Indians under U.S. flag with motto “For the Union,” and seal of Minnesota

 

08x147.4         “To My Loved One.”  By E. Walter Lowe, 9th N.Y. Cavalry, to the air Annie Lisle,

Song sheet with colored illustrations: couple in a garden and swan on a pond. 

Sheet gives address for Magnus branch office in Washington, D.C.

 

09x48.2           “The Harp that Once Thro’ Tara’s Halls” and “Erin is my Home,”

Song sheet; at top of sheet: a bald eagle bears a green banner with red fringe, on which is depicted a harp; back of sheet has lines. 

Sheet notes that Magnus has 500 illustrated ballads available, and lists addresses in New York and Washington, D.C.

 

09x79.1           “The Bill-Posters Dream, or Cross Readings,” to be sung to the air “The Captain with his Whiskers,” by the popular author Eugene T. Johnston. 

Song sheet.  The song mentions “Magnus’ war maps and pictures.” 

At top of sheet: colored view of “Armory Hospital” [no location].   

Lists addresses for Magnus in New York and Washington, D.C.

 

09x117.4         “The Drummer of Antietam,” to be sung to “Last Rose of Summer,” by Eugene Johnston. 

Words only. 

                        At top of sheet: “Advance Guard Cavalry – near Alexandria, Va.,” men on horseback with distant view of the city.  Back of sheet is lined.

Lists addresses for Magnus in New York and Washington, D.C.

 

10x75              “The Old Love Songs,” by Ambrosius Metzger. 

Song sheet on piece of folded stationery.

                        At top of sheet: Couple in medieval costume, in woods with dogs and falcon.  Pinned inside the letter sheet is the poem “A Bad Fix,” which was clipped from a newspaper.

                        Advertisement for Magnus lists addresses in New York and Washington, D.C.  The ad mentions that Magnus has “over 1000 kinds” of Civil War illustrations printed on note paper, song sheets, and envelopes.  The ad also mentions that “100 different battle scenes [illustrate] that one song: ‘When this cruel war is over.’” 

 

10x105.1         “Darling Little Sophie,” sung by Rollin Howard, of Bryant’s Minstrels. 

Song sheet on piece of folded and lined stationery.

                        Decorated in color, with a design of hands holding flowers, swan on lake, other flowers and other designs, including a scroll design.

                        Advertisement for Magnus lists addresses in New York and Washington, D.C.  This is one of “500 Illustrated Ballads.”

 

10x105.2         “I’d Choose to be a Baby,” with original version and Tony Pastor’s version,

song sheet, with lines on reverse side.

                        Decorated in color, with picture of a man wearing a liberty cap.

                        Advertisement for Magnus lists addresses in New York and Washington, D.C.  This is one of “500 Illustrated Ballads.”  Magnus offers to send ten illustrated songs on notepaper on receipt of 50 cents.

 

10x106.2         “The Rebel Flags, Exhibited at the Capitol February 22, 1862,” by John A. Fowler, to be sung to the air “The Sword of Bunker Hill.” 

Song sheet on card stock.

                        Decorated in color, with a picture of the Monitor, dead and dying soldiers behind earthworks, and a Confederate flag on a broken flag staff. 

 

10x106.3         “The boys of Uncle Samu’l,” by H. Angelo, to be sung to the air “The Hunters of Kentucky.” 

Song sheet with lines on reverse side.

                        Decorated in color, with battle scene.

                        Advertisement for Magnus lists addresses in New York and Washington, D.C.  This is one of “500 Illustrated Ballads.”  Magnus offers to send ten illustrated songs on notepaper on receipt of 50 cents.

 

10x106.4         “A Yankee Man-of-War,”

Song sheet with lines on reverse side.

                        Decorated in color with a picture of a fleet, and one row boat.

                        Noted as being published by Magnus.

 

10x106.5         “Give Us Back Our Old Commander,” about McClellan. 

Song sheet with lines on reverse side.

                        Decorated in color with picture of soldiers on horseback and on foot.

                        Advertisement for Magnus lists addresses in New York and Washington, D.C.  This is one of “500 Illustrated Ballads.”   Noted as being published by Magnus.

 

11x19.2           “Mother, I’ve Come Home to Die,”

Song sheet with lines on reverse side.

                        Illustrated in color with picture of sailor holding an American flag, standing above a woman, ship and anchor in background; also coat of arms for New York.

                        Advertisement for Magnus lists addresses in New York and Washington, D.C.  This is one of “500 Illustrated Ballads.”  

 

11x19.3           “Who Will Care for Mother Now?”  words and music by Chas. Carroll Sawyer, but only words are included.  

Song sheet with lines on reverse side.

                        Illustrated in color with picture of angel supporting a soldier on a battlefield, separated by a tree from picture of woman praying outside her home.  [see also 04x69.17, stationery using same design]

                        Advertisement for Magnus lists addresses in New York and Washington, D.C.  This is one of “500 Illustrated Ballads.”   Noted as being published by Magnus.

 

11x20.3           “Tis Home Where the Heart Is,” words only, but music noted as being published by Firth, Pond & Co., of New York. 

Song sheet with lines on reverse side.

                        Illustrated in color with picture of woman sitting under an American flag, and also with a coat of arms for New Jersey.

                        Advertisement for Magnus lists addresses in New York and Washington, D.C.  This is one of “500 Illustrated Ballads.”  

 

11x47              “Near the Banks of that Lone River,” words only;

Song sheet with lines on reverse side.

Illustrated with picture of a woman within a floral wreath.

Advertisement for Magnus lists addresses in New York and Washington, D.C.:  “500 Illustrated Ballads….Ten illustrated songs on notepaper mailed to any address…”  

 

13x101            “Gay and Happy,” words only, “Composed and sung by Miss Anne Rush, the Philadelphia Vocalist.”

Song sheet with letter on reverse side [see below for transcription of letter].

                        Illustrated with picture of a woman within an oval, with flowers above and below the oval.

                        Advertisement for Magnus lists address in New York: “Purchase Magnus’ Ornamental and Glorious Union Packet….”

 

Transcription of letter from a soldier to Carrie, found on back of the songsheet:

 

Camp Stonemans Nov 7

(1863

Dear friend Carrie i

received youre kind and welcome

letter last night and was glad to

here that you was well.  i am not

very well at present i have

got very bad cold. Carrie you said

you was lonesome  i am sorry to

here you say so. Carrie you could

see me you would not be so

lonesome  i wish i could see you  you

don’t no how sad i felt last night

before i got youre letter but you

don’t no how it  ceered [i.e. cheered] me up to

here from you Dear Carrie you been[?] up

to camp every since I left but you

never wanted to go agin you said you

never would have gone so [illegible] to[?]

if had not been for me Carrie i

could[? letter torn] see you I would give all i

[letter torn] if[?] was here to night  i[?] [end of letter]


 

Series V: Other printed material:

 

 

Box 4:

 

95x111                        cards with pictures of Confederate officers. Seventeen cards, approximately 2x3 inches, each depicting a different officer.  Black, white, and red or purple. 

[see also 07x121 and 09x78 – some duplications]   

The subjects are as follows:

                        .1         Gen. John C. Breckenridge

                        .2         Com. P. Buchanan     

                        .3         Gen. Buckner

                        .4         Gen. T. L. Clingman

                        .5         Gen. R. D. Hanson

                        .6         Gen. Hindman

                        .7         Comm. Hollins

                        .8         Gen. John B. Magruder

                        .9         Gen. Lovel Mansfield

                        .10       Gen. Parsons

                        .11       Maj. Gen. Sterling Price

                        .12       Gen. Rains

                        .13       Maj. Gen. Kirby Smith

                        .14       Gen. van Dorn

                        .15       Gen. R.S. Garnett

                        .16       Gen. Albert Pike

                        .17       Capt. R. Semmes, of the “Alabama

 

07x121                        cards with pictures of Confederate officers. Eleven cards, approximately 2x3 inches, each depicting a different officer.  Black, white, and red. 

[see also 95x111 and 09x78 – some duplications]   

The subjects are as follows:

                        .15       Gen. Joe E. Johnston

                        .16       Maj. Gen. Sterling Price

                        .17       Maj. Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard

                        .18       Jefferson Davis

                        .19       Gen. R. E. Lee

                        .20       Comm. Hollins

                        .21       Gen. R.S. Garnett

                        .22       Gen. John C. Breckenridge

                        .23       Gen. Braxton Bragg

                        .24       Com. Maury

                        .25       Gen. John B. Floyd

 

08x103                        Advertisement: “The trade is invited by the undersigned to take notice of their 24 new games, just published for the winter season.”  Issued by Charles Magnus & Co., date written on reverse: 1858. 

Lists 14 games by name, including “Boa Constrictor, or the well known game of Snake,” and “Comical Game of Pigs and Kittens.”  Also offers lithograph playing cards, packets of letter sheets, and other materials. 

Not illustrated, but with decorative border; printed in blue and red ink.

 

 

08x147.1-.3     Reward of merit cards:

.1         “Reward of Merit for Deligence [sic] in Study, presented to Marietta Wright by Alma M. L. Wright, teacher”; decorated with colored flowers and scrolls;

.2         “Reward of Merit presented to Freddie Bennett as an honorable testimony of approbation for industry, punctuality and good conduct, Jane L. Lord, teacher”; printed in blue, with picture of woman carry bucket on her head;

.3         “Reward of Merit present to Etta Bailey as an honorable testimony of approbation for industry, punctuality and good conduct, D. H. Small, teacher”; printed in color, with picture of man on a horse, with a colt; with a love poem written on the back, “Are You Coming Love”

 

08x147.5-.7     Valentine poems

.5         “Love Thee?”  poem printed on sheet within a decorative border, with a colored picture of a couple in a garden [same couple as on song sheet 08x147.4, but background is different];

.6         “Presented to Nellie.  Wilt Thou be My Bride?” poem printed on sheet of lined paper, with colored picture of a couple dancing in a garden;

.7         “Love Thee?”  same poem as on .5, printed in red ink, within a decorative border, printed on lined paper [see also Fol. 29, p. 8]

 

09x77              Comic Picture Book.  New York: Charles Magnus & Co., no date.

Book has pictures of dogs and monkeys dressed in costumes, illustrating different words, chiefly in French (Cosaque, etudiant), but also a few in Italian or English.  The letter K (Kakatoes) is illustrated with a bird not in costume, and the letter Z (Zephyr) is illustrated with a cupid figure and flowers.  The book is missing the letters B, I, W, and Y.  In addition, an extra letter A (Abdelcader) is inserted between X (Xystique) and Z.

 

09x78              Confederate officers and government officials. Twenty-four cards, approximately 2x3 inches, each depicting a different officer or official.  Black, white, and purple.  [see also 95x111 and 07x121 – some duplications]   

The subjects are as follows:

.1         Maj. Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard

.2         Judah P. Benjamin, Sec. of War

.3         Gen. M. L. Bonham

.4         Gen. Braxton Bragg

.5         Gen. John C. Breckenridge

.6         Gen. Buckner

.7         Jefferson Davis

.8         Gen. John B. Floyd

.9         Gen. R. S. Garnett

.10       Brig. Ben. Hardee

.11       Comm. Hollins

.12       Gen. Benj. Huger

.13       Brig. Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson

.14       Maj. Gen. A. S. Johnston

.15       Gen. Joe E. Johnston

.16       Gen. R. E. Lee

.17       Gen. Benj. McCullough

.18       Gen. John B. Magruder

.19       Com. Maury

.20       Gen. Parsons

.21       Maj. Gen. G. J. Pillow

.22       Brig. Gen. L. Polk

.23       Maj. Gen. Sterling Price

.24       Alexander H. Stephens

 

 

11x11              jigsaw puzzle, “Soldier’s Rest, Alexandria, Va.  A puzzle issued by the Library of Virginia, circa 2010, reproducing Magnus’ view of “Soldier’s Rest,” from circa 1864.

 

12x80              The Child’s Own Robinson Crusoe.  Published by Magnus, circa 1850. 

20 leaves, with hand-colored illustrations.  

Front cover printed with 4 circular vignettes illustrating the story, two of which are details of illustrations in the text, and two of which are not quite the same as those found in the text.

 

 

 

Box 1:

 

93x33              Board games: 

                        .1         Game entitled “Running the Blockade”

                        .2         “New Game of Snake”

                        .3         “Comical Game of Pigs & Kittens”

 

 

12x114                        map: “America”

Map of North and South America, with boundaries in various colors.  Removed from Magnus’s Commercial Atlas of the World, published 1856.   The map is not marked with Magnus’ name.

 

 

 

Oversize folder (in map case)

 

10x14              “Map of the State of New York, published by Charles Magnus, 1854”

 

                        Map of New York state, within a decorative border, printed in black and white.  Includes an insert map of Long Island and a view of Niagara Falls.  The lines of longitude are marked east and west from Washington, DC. 

 

11x63              “Mirror of Events 1861-62-63-64; Narrative of Kilpatrick’s Cavalry Expedition, February 28, to March 4, 1864”

 

                        Lists battles and other events (such as captures of forts or towns) in chronological order, ending with March 4, 1864.  Includes a narrative of Kilpatrick’s raid through northern Virginia to Williamsburg.

 

Not illustrated; printed in red ink; right edge has been irregularly trimmed; penciled x’s have been placed next to some events; imprint lists Magnus’ addresses in New York City and Washington, D.C.; includes a statement in German about the kind of work Magnus produced.


Series VI: Family photographs and letters

 

 

Box 4:

 

13x10.1           letter, Emily J. Behn, Illinois, to Raymond Marsh, March 4, 1949.  Mrs. Behn was Charles Magnus’ niece.  She enclosed a photograph [see 13x10.8] for Marsh, but had little family information for him.

 

13x10.2-.3       letters, Elsa Amberg, Germany, to Raymond Marsh, April 23 and June 15, 1949.  Ms. Amberg was the granddaughter of Charles Magnus.  Encloses family autographs, including that of Charles Magnus [see acc. 13x10.4-.7], and 5 photographs [not clear which photos these were, but probably included 13x10.9-.13].  She gives some family information, informs him that the family’s collection of Magnus’ works was lost during the war, and mentions the hardships Germany was experiencing. 

 

13x10.4           autograph of Charles Magnus, in German script

 

13x10.5           autograph of A. O. Hoddick, addressed to Lena

 

13x10.6           autograph of Ernest A. Paur

 

13x10.7           notebook page on which autographs were once mounted

 

13x10.8a-b      photograph [copies] of Charles Magnus and his sisters Julia (b.1833) and Emilie Magnus [later Paur] (1832-1914); taken circa 1850; see back of photo for more information

 

13x10.9           cabinet photograph of Charles Magnus, taken by photographer George Eichler, New York City, 1880s, mounted on a sheet of paper

 

13x10.10         cabinet photograph of Christine Koerner Magnus (Mrs. Charles Magnus), taken by photographer George Eichler, New York City, 1880s

 

13x10.11         photograph of Charles Magnus at age 73, 1899, trimmed around his figure

 

13x10.12         “Grandmother Behn at 85,” knitting, one of Magnus’ sisters

 

13x10.13         Mrs. Julia E. Koetscher, née Magnus, eldest daughter of Charles Magnus at the age of 83, taken in Berlin in 1942


Series VII: Research Notes on Charles Magnus

 

 

Subseries A.: E. Richard McKinstry research notes

 

These materials were gathered for the book Charles Magnus, Lithographer: Illustrating America’s Past, 1850-1900, by E. Richard McKinstry (Winterthur and Oak Knoll Press, 2013)

 

Box 1:

 

Folder 1:          Advertising

 

Folder 2:          American Antiquarian Society

 

Folder 3:          Ancestry.com

 

Folder 4:          Bank engraving

 

Folders 5-6:     Bibliography

 

Folder 7:          Bird’s eye views

 

Folder 8:          Books: Comic Picture Book

 

Folder 9:          Books: Diamond Album

 

Folder 10:        Books: Handbook of Travel

 

Folder 11:        Books: The Interoceanic Railroad Route

 

 

Box 2:

 

Folder 1:          Books: Life and Trials of a Hoosier Girl

 

Folder 2:          Books: Twelve Military and Patriotic Songs

 

Folder 3:          Civil War prints

 

Folder 4:          Duke University

 

Folders 5-6:     Envelopes       

 

Folder 7:          Envelopes: Bidstart

 

Folder 8:          Envelopes, by James W. Milgram

 

Folder 9:          Envelopes: Leigh Stein

                        [see also next box]

 

 

Box 3:

 

Folder 1:          Envelopes: Schuyler Rumsey

 

Folder 2:          Etc.

 

Folder 3:          Foreign

 

Folder 4:          Games and puzzles

 

Folder 5:          Helena Zinkham

 

Folder 6:          Johns Hopkins: Levy Songsheets

 

Folder 7:          Legacy

 

Folder 8:          Leigh Stein scrapbook

                        [see also previous box]

 

Folder 9:          Le Normand fortune telling cards

 

Folder 10:        Letters

 

Folder 11:        Library Company of Philadelphia

 

 

Box 4:

 

Folder 1:          Library of Congress: Copyright area maps

 

Folder 2:          Library of Congress: songsheets and prints

 

Folder 3:          Magnus biography

 

Folders 4-5:     Maps  

 

Folder 6:          MARAC program, fall 2002

 

Folder 7:          Middle Tennessee State University: songsheets A-I

 

 

Box 5:

 

Folder 1:          Middle Tennessee State University: songsheets J-Z

 

Folder 2:          Mirmak collection

 

Folder 3:          New-York Historical Society

 

Folder 4:          Nutmeg Stamp Sales

 

Folder 5:          Phil Jones

 

Folder 6:          Portraits

 

Folder 7:          Prints

(folder 1 of 2, continued in next box)

 

 

Box 6:

 

Folder 1:          Prints

(folder 2 of 2, continued from previous box)

 

Folder 2:          R.G. Dun & Co.

 

Folder 3:          Rewards of merit

 

Folder 4:          Roses

 

Folder 5:          Ships, 1890s

 

Folder 6:          Songsheets

 

Folder 7:          Storecard token

 

Folder 8:          Strong Museum

 

Folder 9:          Valentines

 

 

 

 

 

Series VII. 

 

Subseries B.: Christie Jackson research materials

 

These materials were gathered by Christie Jackson for her paper “Charles Magnus: views on Victorian America,” which she wrote for her Connoisseurship 3 class, 2008

 

 

Box 7:

 

Folder 1:          “Charles Magnus: views on Victorian America”

 

Folder 2:          Magnus

 

Folder 3:          Bird’s eye views

 

Folder 4:          Building views: horizontal bird’s eyes

 

Folder 5:          Maps

 

Folder 6:          Scrolls and borders

 

Folder 7:          Panorama and odds & ends

 

Folder 8:          Currier & Ives

 

Folder 9:          Contemporaries

 

Folder 10:        Bird’s eye views [not Magnus]

 

Folder 11:        Letter sheets

 

Folder 12:        Analyzing images

 

Folder 13:        Stage, caricature, minstrel

 

Folder 14:        Maritime views, ships

 

Folder 15:        Love birds, refined views, interiors

 

 

Box 8:

 

Folder 1:          Memorials, portraits

 

Folder 2:          Soldier families

 

Folder 3:          Patriotic scenes, Liberty, state seals

 

Folder 4:          War scenes

 

Folder 5:          Soldiers, individuals, encampments, socializing

 

 

 

 

 


RELATED MATERIALS:

 

In Downs Collection:

 

Fol. 29             Scrapbook of Valentine cards, including a sheet printed with a poem entitled "Love Thee?" printed in red and black by Magnus (on p. 8 of scrapbook; same as 08x147.7)

 

Col. 333          Envelope Collection, includes some envelopes printed by Magnus

 

Col.  889         acc. 74x172, in Map Collection, which is a reproduction (printed 1974) of Magnus’ “New-York City & County Map with Vicinity entire: Brooklyn, Williamsburgh, Jersey City &c, in the 78th year of the Independence of the United States,” which was originally published in 1854. 

 

 

 

In Printed Books and Periodicals:

 

McKinstry, E. Richard.  Charles Magnus, Lithographer: Illustrating America’s Past, 1850-1900.  (Oak Knoll Press and Winterthur Museum, 2013)

 

 

 

In the Winterthur Museum collection may be found:

 

1967.0126       Birds-Eye View of Cincinnati

 

1976.0059                   Fortress Monroe, Old Point Comfort and Hygeia Hotel, Va.